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James Lawton: England should now move on to greater things

If Martin Johnson tells his men one more time that they must move on, he might just be mistaken for the leader of a Bedouin raiding party rather than the English rugby union team going, at last, into the sharp end of the World Cup.

James Lawton: Johnson can rely on old knack of moving on to greater things

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James Corrigan: England stars' antics leave plenty to be desired but spare us the role model guff

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James Lawton: Johnson should have sent his vice-captain home

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Cardiff secures Ashes Test but Rose Bowl loses out

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James Lawton: Johnson should have sent his vice-captain home as soon as his indiscretions were exposed

Manager had promised firmness if the players proved that his faith in their maturity was misguided

Bairstow fires debut salvo on Dravid’s exit

India 304-6 England 241-4 (England win by six wickets)

Cook seeks whitewash as he builds for next leg

The international season should have come mercifully to an end today. England will play India in the final match of a one-day series they have already won.

James Lawton: If Tindall and Co are such great pros, why cavort like amateurs?

Imagine the national outrage which might have ensued if Wayne Rooney had been similarly compromised

Geordan Murphy optimistic ahead of Ireland clash with Australia

Geordan Murphy is convinced Ireland can summon the performance needed to place one foot in the World Cup quarter-finals.

Chopra rediscovers his touch at just the right time for leaders

Warwickshire 296-3 Hampshire

James Corrigan: No mismatches and knockouts to come. Rugby World Cup is too short if anything

Same old story. Plucky little Wales. How brave the boys were in defeat. They did everything but win. Yes, in the land of my blathers last night the soliloquies of consolation were long and winded.

Letter from the i editor: A brutal mental and physical contest

I had just passed my eleven-plus, but any joy was short-lived. Ma told me I would be going to a not-very-local school as it was a grammar. (No choice!)

James Lawton: Call it treachery, but a small piece of me wants to see an All Black triumph

A New Zealand victory would give excellence and consistent striving their day in all the years of sore disappointment and underachievement

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